The Most Common Drawing Mistakes
& How to Avoid Them…
Here’s What You’ll Get…
81 Video Lessons
You’ll get 81 content-packed video lessons (9 hours total running time) + downloads for all the lessons.
HD Course Assets
You’ll get HD reference photos, drawing scans, and worksheets.
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If you always wanted to draw beautiful & stylized noses and portraits from reference and imagination, then this course is exactly what you’re looking for.
In this course, you’re going to learn a powerful systematic method for constructing the nose that will allow you to draw any nose type from any angle, even if you’re a complete beginner.
By far, the most common mistake artists make when drawing noses is they simply don’t understand its structure. So they just resort to copying the outline of what they see which results in flat and cartoonist noses.
Well, in this course, we’re going to fix that once and for all by demystifying the structure and anatomy of the nose.
First, you’ll learn how to simplify any nose into its most basic form. Then you’ll learn how to layer on anatomical rhythm lines that will instantly inject your nose with a sense of realism.
Just these two steps alone will be a game changer to your nose drawing skills because it’ll allow you to approach the nose from any angle and quickly establish a 3-dimensional structure that you can then build the details on top of.
You’ll never again have to stare at a blank page and be overwhelmed, not knowing what to do.
Once we have the basic structure established, you’ll learn how to use the planes of the nose to make your drawing even more realistic. Understanding the planes, is the secret sauce to being able to shade the nose at a high level.
To help you put all this into practice, we’re going to do a bunch of drawing exercises with different nose types, lighting conditions, and camera angles.
We’ll use tracing exercises to teach you how to look at a nose and be able to see its underlining structure and planes. Then I’ll show you step-by-step how to translate that information into a beautiful drawing, from the initial layer to a finished rendering.
The drawing demonstrations will be done digitally, but all the concepts and techniques will work regardless of the software or medium you’re using. So even if you’re using traditional pencil and paper, you’ll be able to follow along with everything we’re doing.
Once you’re comfortable drawing and shading noses from observation, I’ll show you how to apply the concepts you’ve learned to draw stylized and exaggerated noses. This is where it’ll get really fun because you’ll get to be creative and design interesting character types.
You’re not just copying the reference anymore, but making it your own.
And lastly, you’ll discover how to easily draw noses from your imagination.
Being able to draw from imagination is an extremely important skill but it’s one that so many artists struggle with. And the beauty of this constructive drawing method that you’re going to learn is that it trains you to draw from imagination from the very beginning.
Once you understand the structure of the nose, you’ll be able to construct and manipulate it in any way you want.
I hope you’re excited to take your portrait drawing skills to the next level and I’ll see you on the inside.
What’s in This Course…
Part 1 – Basic Pencil Control
We’ll begin with the absolute essentials like how to set up your workspace. This will not only make it easier and fun for you to practice, but it’ll also help you avoid postural problems as well as make your artworks better.
Next, you’ll learn how to properly hold and control your pencil.
These things might seem really simple, but many of the most common problems plaguing new artists stem from not knowing these basics.
By mastering these aspects from the beginning, you’ll be able to improve much more quickly.
Accompanying the lessons are fun exercises with printable worksheets that will help you put the concepts into practice.
Part 2 – Observational Drawing
Once your hand dexterity has improved, you’ll learn the measuring skills that every artist needs. You’ll discover how to measure angles and distances to make your drawings accurate and proportional.
Then we’ll go through step-by-step exercises that will help you master these concepts. We’ll begin by drawing simple 2D shapes and gradually progress to more complex subjects.
For this, we’ll be working with the classical drawings of Charles Bargue. These famous Bargue drawings have been used to train artists for hundreds of years.
And in this course, we’ll be using them to learn skills like accurate measurement, shape design, and simplification.
By the end of this section, you’ll have a firm grasp of how to measure what you see in order to draw anything accurately.
Part 3 – Constructive Drawing
Being able to draw from your imagination is one of the most important and sought-after skills an artist could have. Although it might seem difficult or even impossible, any beginner can learn to draw from imagination if they understand the right concepts and techniques.
In this section, you’re going to learn the foundational skills and perspective principles that will allow you to do just that.
We’ll begin by learning the basics of perspective drawing. You’ll learn concepts like the horizon line, vanishing points, line convergence, and how to use them to create 3D objects and scenes.
We’ll cover how one and two-point perspective works… and then we’ll go through step-by-step exercises where you can practice drawing simple boxes and modify them to create a variety of shapes.
Once you’re comfortable with constructing boxes, we’ll apply this knowledge to drawing actual 3D objects from your imagination. We’ll do this from both one and two-point perspectives.
Now that you have a good understanding of how to draw boxy objects, next, we’ll cover curved objects. You’ll learn the simple rules that explain how ellipse and circle perspective works and how to use them to draw cylinders at various angles.
Then we’ll go through a bunch of different exercises where you’ll learn how to combine boxes and cylinders to create all sorts of everyday objects.
Lastly, we’ll dive into drawing spherical forms. Again, you’ll learn how to use perspective to create three-dimensional spheres.
And we’ll go through lots of examples of how to use this knowledge to draw even more complex subjects.
By the end of this section, you’ll have a good understanding of how to draw boxes, cylinders, and spheres and how to use them to construct more complex objects from your imagination.
Key Things You’ll Learn in This Course
- The most common mistakes beginning artists make and how to avoid them
- How to spot proportional errors in your drawing and fix them
- How to use a variety of lines and marks to create dynamic drawings
- How to draw the boxes, cylinders, and spheres & combine them to create any objects you want
- How to analyze objects so you can understand their structure and draw them with ease
- Understand how light works and use this knowledge to create realistic drawings
- How to use hard and soft edges to make your drawings more three-dimensional even without using any shading
- The ONE most important rule to remember whenever you are shading a drawing
- What to look for when selecting photo references in order to make your drawing 10 times easier
- How to apply atmospheric perspective to add depths to your drawings
- How to design backgrounds that will make your subject leap from the page
- How to use cross-hatching to make your shading more exciting
- And a whole lot more!
Here are some sample lessons to give you a better idea of what the course is like.
How to See & Draw Accurately (Sample)
Basics of Perspective (Sample)
Understanding Value (Sample)
Who Is This Course For?
This course is designed for the complete beginner, so even if you’ve never picked up a pencil before, you’ll be able to follow along without being overwhelmed.
All the concepts are explained in a clear & easy to understand manner and you’ll get lots of step-by-step examples to help you deepen your understanding.
If you’re a beginner who wants to learn the fundamentals skills of drawing so you can jump start your artistic career the right way, then this course is for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will I have access to the course?
Just by paying the one-time course enrollment fee, you’ll be given LIFETIME access to the course.
Is the price a monthly fee?
No. It’s just a one-time payment and you will get LIFETIME access to the course. You will NOT be charged a monthly fee.
Can I download the video lessons and watch them on my other devices?
Yes! All the lessons are downloadable in HD 1080p quality and they can be viewed on smart phones, tablets, laptops, or any other devices. Also, the online member’s area is mobile-responsive and can be viewed on any device. Take the course with you wherever you go!
Here’s What Other Students
Are Saying About This Course
“This was a FABULOUS class and it totally revolutionized my art. I love Ethan’s clear examples and the way it was organized was logical and broke down a subject that could be overwhelming into digestible pieces.
“Best drawing class I have seen so far. Even if you have been drawing for a while, it helps to brush up your skills.”
“I really love this course! It’s very detailed, not too slow and not too fast, very simple, and easy to understand.
I’ll definitely be recommending this course to some friends.”
“I’ve learned a lot and developed my observational drawing skills through weeks of practice using the various worksheets supplied by the course.
I recommend this course for beginners before they move on to other more specialized drawing courses like portrait or gesture drawing.“
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